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Pvt Martin K Dobson
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Birth: Mar. 23, 1843
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1922
Fulton County
Illinois, USA

Married Hannah E Mercer 1870 Fulton Co
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shields Dobson
History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 450 - 469

MUSICIAN MARTIN K. DOBSON was born at Summum, Fulton county, Illinois, March 23, 1843, and enlisted from his native town. At the organization of the company he was appointed musician; served to the close of the war and was mustered out with the regiment. He captured his man on the skirmish line in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. He resides at Lewistown, Ill., where he is engaged as a blacksmith and wagon maker.

Recruiting for Company H was commenced on July 31st, and by the 6th of August, 1862, the first of two companies enlisted at Astoria had been enrolled. As with Company G, this company stands on the record as having been enrolled by the FHon. S. P. Cummings. At the organization of the company the following commissioned officers were elected: Nathaniel McClelland, captain, Luke Elliot, first lieutenant, and William Cohren, second lieutenant.

During the three years' service 29 of this company were hit with shot or shell, 4 of whom were killed action , 1 died of wounds, 24 received wounds from which they recovered or were discharged, 6 officers resigned, 11 men died of disease, 24 were discharged, 6 were transferred, and 45 were present at the final muster out.

Of Company H it may be fairly said that it performed its full measure of duty, bore its full share of hardships and suffered it full proportion of loss. The record of the regiment was made brighter by its harmonious action in camp and field, by its steady, soldierly bearing in battle, and its prompt and intelligent response to every call for duty.
M. K. Dobson, blacksmith, Summum; was born in this township in 1843; received a good common-school education; in August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H, 85th Ill. Inf.' was in the battles of Perryville, Murphreesboro, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Buzzard Roost, Kenesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek and others; returning home he learned the trade of blacksmithing; Nov. 9, 1870, he married a lady of Vermont, Fulton county, by whom he has 3 children,--Olive, Joseph and Dora.
History of Fulton County
pub;ished in 1879 by C. C. Chapman 
Family links: 
  Joseph Dobson (1805 - 1865)
  Elizabeth Shields Dobson (1812 - 1881)
  Hannah E Mercer Dobson (1846 - 1923)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Hill Cemetery
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jun 29, 2011
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Pvt Martin K Dobson
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Civil War soldier from Fulton Co., IL
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